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Maternity Leave, Round Two

Grace | simplygraciousphotography

“How do you spend your time during maternity leave?” I was casually asked this question twice by two women in my life. After I picked up my jaw off the floor and brushed the surprised look off my face, I paused. I started to erase the ignorant assumptions from my mind and prepared my answer. I said, “I take care of Grace.” I rattled off the mundane details that will always encompass my maternity leave: nursing, diaper changes, nursing, diaper...

Cinnamon and Sugar Scones

scones baked into hearts

With a Saturday on the calendar sans plans and a very much pregnant mama walking around, we decided to stay home and do a little tea party with our favorite four year old. We bought a few special things from a favorite local bakery and made {really good} tea sandwiches. I decided we needed just one more thing: scones. How can we have tea without some sort of scone? I realize how silly I sound, especially at 38 weeks pregnant....

Marriage … With Kids

Married with Kids

We always thought the jump from dating to marriage would be the ultimate test of a relationship. Even though many of the day-to-day things stayed the same as we moved from dating to (early) marriage, we knew we were in for a transition. Gone were the days of ignoring issues and sweeping them under the rug. Addressing problems head on and communicating directly forced this thing called “marriage” into a new reality and a new level of intimacy. The transition was welcomed with open...

5 Things I’m Loving

Brassica Seed Oil

This month needs to slow down. Week 35 (!!!) of this pregnancy popped up way faster than I thought it would but glad that we are still maintaining our sanity! We’ve been doing a lot of self-care as well as nesting, so you might notice a little theme with this week’s round-up of things I’m loving. O N E. A Little Bundle. I came across this online shop recently, and it’s just the sweetest. In short, you can pick and choose items you...

When There’s Almost Two

Top Knot_Just Us Two

The thought of it brings tears to my eyes, so let’s see how far this pregnant mama can go without getting too sentimental. Ah, who are we kidding … Every morning, Mads and I pack up the car, wave our goodbyes to dad and head out for the day. On our way to school, we chat about the upcoming day, share random stories, tell jokes and sing songs. Do we ever sing songs. And every time she starts to sing,...